conecting laptop to tv

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  1. rphul

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    hi i am connecting a ibm laptop to a toshiba wlt66 tv. the laptop has both svideo and rgb output. the tv can take rgb or scart as input

    what is the best way to connect the two together, main use will be for playing avi's but may occasionally want to connect as a monitor

    would the following be a good solution?

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PCTOTV2.html

    Thanks
     
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    Looking at http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/consumer/information.nsf/pages/regza1080hd/$File/regza1080hd.pdf?openelement

    The WLT66 has a VGA connector (marked "RGB/PC in").
    Therefore, use a standard VGA 15-pin D-Sub lead.
    You may have to try different resolution settings on the PC for best results.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
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    hi i have used a vga 15 pin lead to connect from laptop to tv. using the tv as a monitor is fine however when i play an avi via mediaplayer or realplayer the area of the screen where the motion should be is blank.

    Have tried the following

    - changed resolution up and down on pc
    - tried a youtube clip, this played fine

    laptop is an ibm t42p

    Any ideas ?
     
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    This is not a hardware thing its to do with your graphics display settings. Im not sure how your laptop works, does your laptop screen work at the same time as the tv (monitor)?

    Connecting it via s-video will not help the issue, you need to make sure that the tv is your primary display. If you dont the avi will default to the laptop screen.

    VGA is certainly the best option for you, you might get a bit of horizontal tearing for refresh issues but in general it will provide the best quality connection.

    Hope that helps :)
     

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